Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Conversation Within

How can we encourage diverse Asian/Indian-American women to take part in dialogue? Many women hesitate to speak up because critical perspectives are often treated as defamation; questioning and criticism are often treated as attacks. How can we get better at dialogue?

I hope to get this question answered, or at least addressed, on Wednesday by Tina Tchen, Executive Director, White House Council on Women and Girls, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Public Engagement at the White House . Headwaters/Delta has been invited by our team at Hindu American Seva Charities to take part in this call about Asian/Indian-American women in the United States. I’m inviting you to join us.

To read “The Conversation Within” please visit Headwaters/Delta Interfaith.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Washington Post Blog: A Hindu American Air Force officer: 'Shakti' in the trenches

The Hindu American community is celebrating navaratri and the strength of the woman in many aspects such as ShaktiSeva. A new generation of Americans of Hindu faith (today's New Americans) are marching into new terrains, literally and figuratively. 

Click here to read the story of a hero, a Hindu woman of Shakti -Major Aarti Puri, Air Force Academy Graduate assigned at Scott AFB, Illinois. in her own words. Her story of and for understanding.....

Friday, October 8, 2010

The first WashingtonPost blog about Shakti and Hindu goddess.....

What a wonderful way to start our Navratri celebration. today.. .. Another historic first  .... the first Washington Post On Faith blog.......with... the Shakti perspective of the Hindu woman and goddess in our culture........

A blog written by Saumya Arya Haas, Hindu American Seva Charitie's social media advisers, entitled "Honor women: honor Devi, the (Hindu) Goddess" is on the Main Page of the Washington Post today.

We ask you ALL (men and women) to write your comments about the blog - washington post or here on our blog

During this Navratri, let us honor women and the ShaktiSeva. an initiative launched by Hindu American Seva Charities

Thank you for promoting the seva... please share this with your friends.....

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

ShaktiSeva - Honor the feminine strength....

Navaratri honors the many aspects of Devi; symbolically of feminine strength and of value enrichment within one self.  Join the ShaktiSeva movement and highlight, bring to the forefront the spirit of the Festival, the energy within oneself, through dialogues, telling and sharing stories, helping women’s organizations.  Let us “Listen, Learn and Inspire” each other.
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  1. Explore the contemporary meaning of Shakti in our lives by telling and sharing your stories.  Invite (as in Minnesota)  women guests to talk about success in their lives and their shakti (power).
  2. Hold Shakti parties and events and invite women to come and share their views. Read about American Shakti.
  3. During all the celebrations of Navaratri, honor the strength (shakti) of the women present by acknowledging the overcoming of the many trials and tribulations through the journey of life.
  4. During this month as part of the women’s empowerment month, HASC in partnership with Asian Indian Women in America and many other secular and faith based organizations  is hosting a conversation Tina Tchen, Executive Director of Council on Girls and Women.  In forming the Council President Obama said, "The purpose of this Council is to ensure that American women and girls are treated fairly in all matters of public policy."